Lot 1173: Viking Pierced Bearded Axehead
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 9th-11th century AD. An iron axehead with triangular-section narrow blade widening to a broad bevelled edge with square chin and rear spur, socket with lateral flanges and rectangular extension to the rear; pierced hole to the blade. 223 grams, 14cm (5 1/2"). Property of a London businessman, from his grandfather's collection formed after World War II; thence by descent 1972.
Condition Report: Extremely fine condition, professionally cleaned and conserved.